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Growth of outlying suburbs falls to historic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers’ decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns. New census estimates as of July 2011 highlight a shift in population trends following an extended housing bust […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Police chief: A different administrator targeted in Oakland rampage

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland’s police chief now says a different female administrator was the intended target of a gunman who killed six students and an employee at a Christian college. Police Chief Howard Jordan initially said Wednesday that Ellen Cervellon, director at the nursing program at Oikos University, was an apparent target of her former […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Yahoo to lay off 2,000 employees

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is laying off 2,000 employees as new CEO Scott Thompson sweeps out jobs that don’t fit into his plans for turning around the beleaguered Internet company. The cuts announced Wednesday represent about 14 percent of the 14,100 workers employed by Yahoo, which is based in Sunnyvale. The company estimated it […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed

SANTA MONICA (AP) — Campus police pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after Santa Monica College students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said. Raw video posted on the Internet Tuesday evening showed students chanting “Let us in, let us in” and “No cuts, no […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Nash owns the fourth as Suns rise above Kings

SACRAMENTO — Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash controlled the game when it mattered most, making big shots and finding open teammates in the fourth quarter with the game in doubt. It’s a trait the veteran All-Star point guard has exhibited throughout his NBA career, and he did it one more time Tuesday night against the […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Couture carries Sharks to win over Stars

DALLAS — Logan Couture’s timing was perfect. Couture broke out of a slump with a power-play goal to put his team in front late in the second period after T.J. Galiardi got the tying goal earlier in the period, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Dallas Stars, 5-2, on Tuesday in a matchup of […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Baylor blows past Notre Dame for women’s title

DENVER — Brittney Griner and Baylor left no doubt they’re head and shoulders above any team in the country. In fact, they’re perfect. Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to a dominating 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women’s basketball championship on Tuesday night, capping a 40-0 […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Schools chief calls for Cal State salary freeze

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s school chief is calling on California State University to freeze compensation for top executives as the state grapples with its ongoing fiscal crisis. The Los Angeles Times says Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson sent a letter Monday to the university system’s chancellor and Board of Trustees chairman to express opposition to 10 percent pay hikes for […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Groups urge UC Irvine to make Syrian consul choose

IRVINE (AP) — Interfaith groups are urging a California university to pressure an honorary Syrian consul general to resign his post or lose his spot on a campus fundraising board. A group of Muslim, Christian and other organizations wrote a letter on Monday asking UC Irvine to urge Dr. Hazem Chehabi to dissociate himself from the government of Syrian […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt

By Tom Raum WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal student loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job. But many borrowers these days are close to flunking out, tripped up by painful real-life lessons in math and economics. Surging […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Shooting suspect targeted administrator

OAKLAND (AP) — A former student at a small Christian university had gone to the building to find a female administrator and opened fire when she was not there, killing at least seven people, police said Tuesday. One L. Goh “then went through the entire building systematically and randomly shooting victims,” Oakland Police Chief Howard […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Evans leads Kings past Timberwolves

SACRAMENTO — Tyreke Evans had 24 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and the Sacramento Kings topped the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves, 116-108, on Monday. The Kings opened the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run and never trailed the rest of the way. Sacramento entered the game having lost five of six. The Kings made their […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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